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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 328 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1251 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 54 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 72 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 31 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 32 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 38 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 97 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 111 views

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Africa and the West
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Why New Art Mattered
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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1160 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 569 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 639 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1287 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 315 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 342 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 379 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 205 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 531 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 646 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 422 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 299 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 399 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 218 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 255 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 381 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 553 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4417 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2043 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 114 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 145 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 148 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 321 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 930 views

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Eros, God of Love
(00:49:32) 1610 views

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The Arts of the Book
(00:29:25) 183 views

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Revealing the Original
(00:25:21) 153 views

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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
(01:06:58) 99 views